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WA approach to security

Security is paramount in the hosting world, there are constant attacks taking place throughout the world in efforts to wreak havoc on your website (cause downtime), but also efforts by “hackers” trying to gain access to your personal details and in some cases entire website takeovers.

With our hosting network at Wealthy Affiliate we have established an incredible set of security protection technologies and processes to keep your website safe, to prevent downtime from erroneous botnet attacks, and to protect your security and private data.

Most times a significant attack will go unnoticed by you and the end user (people visiting your website) because of the measures we have implemented on a network wide basis. As each day goes by, we continue to harden our servers and offer the industry standard in terms of hosting security for WordPress websites.

Our Approach to Speed.

Speed is becoming everything in the world of SEO, and in the world of websites. If you aren’t operating a website that loads efficiently to your visitors, then they are going to leave. This poor user experience is also one of the most critical ranking factors in Google Core’s updates.

Out of the box, ALL websites hosted at Wealthy Affiliate have the industry leading speed rating in Google PageSpeed insights. I just built a free website (, to exhibit just how fast and how powerful the websites are here at Wealthy Affiliate.

As you can see, it is 100/100 on ALL the pages. We are offering you the fastest hosting and WordPress installs in the industry, setting you on the best footing for creating and growing a business online. Fundamentally, this is critical to your success now as a website owner, and as an online business owner.

Behind the scenes, there is a lot taking place to make this happen. The hosting speed that we have accomplished is the result of years of research and development, and implementing “proprietary” technology that is layered onto our hosting network. Part of this core technology has been bundled within the SiteSpeed Accelerated platform, which is available to all members, and the SiteSpeed Extreme which is available to Premium members.

In the past few years, we have been recognized by Canadian Government for our Advancements in Scientific Research and Development of WordPress “speed” and “caching” technology. SiteSpeed, and SiteSpeed Extreme are functions of this, and we are handling your website caching and performance improvements on a server level.

This is something that NO plugin can accomplish and exactly why it is so beneficial to have a Managed WordPress Host that understands not just how to be a great host, but also has an innate knowledge and understanding of the 1,000’s of micro-inefficiencies of WordPress (which can be a beast at the best of times).

Our focus moving forward with our hosting platform is to remain the fastest in the WordPress space and to continue to advance the hosting network to perform as fast as technology will allow. We have large scale hosting related projects going on behind the scenes at any given moment.

Our Approach to Reliability.

Another ongoing focus is the reliability of your websites and overall network “up time”. If your website becomes unavailable to your users, or you potentially do something that “takes your website down”, then it can have impacts on your website revenue and your rankings in search engines.

We are doing many things within our hosting network that lead to a greater reliability. This includes full redundancy, which means we are at all times running “mirrored” versions of your website, so if one server goes down, the other one will go live. This is incredibly expensive to implement and to operate, but this is a service that is included with all websites hosted here at Wealthy Affiliate.

Redundancy, back-ups, powerful hardware (servers), and real time network monitoring on all websites are just a few of the ways that we mitigate any downtime and ensure maximum up time with all websites here at WA!

Our Approach to Support

Having access to proper hosting support is something that we built into our procedures right from day one. Unlike most hosts that have “front line” or intermediary support, we offer our hosting clients direct access to the server administrators. These are the server technology experts, and they are the ones that can actually fix your issues. And they do. The average “fix” for any ticket that is sent to SiteSupport here is less than 5 minutes.

That sets the industry standard, but we always know we can do better. We are continuing to streamline some more complicated process and if we see a certain behaviour or trend that can be “patched” with technology, we will develop. This is the sort of service you can expect from a high quality Managed WordPress Hosting company, and is something that is one of our key and primary focuses as we innovate the hosting platform!

There you have it. Some further insight into the hosting network here at WA and how sophisticated and accomplished the level of hosting you have access to here with your membership. I didn’t even mention the all-inclusive nature of the hosting, the fact that there are NO up sells, SSL is included, caching is included, email is included, and features like SiteHealth are included.

We will remain on the leading edge of the Managed WordPress Industry and we have innovative ideas that are going to drive the way websites are hosting and operated for many years to come. Expect brilliance out of us from the hosting side of our business, and expect a full scale and sustainable hosting “brand” to take shape this summer.

Your Real Value. Compare If You Dare.

WA hosting is a leader in terms of speed, security, reliability and power in the WordPress industry. Just for some insight, here are the price points of the hosting companies that we view as “similar” in terms of quality in the industry.

Pagely (5 Websites) = $199 per month

WPEngine (10 Websites) = $115 per month

Kinsta (10 Websites) = $200 per month

Wealthy Affiliate (10 Websites) = $49 per month! (included with Premium)

Again, our hosting network is included with your Premium membership. It is all-inclusive, no up sells, not extra up sells, no costs for additional caching plugins, email, SSL, or any “add on” that other hosting companies are charging. Did I mention that we are the fastest in the WordPress industry, and the most cost-efficient (by a mile).

We hope this has offered you some further understanding into our ethos here at Wealthy Affiliate and given you further comprehension into the comprehensive and sophisticated nature of the hosting at WA.

Exciting days are ahead at Wealthy Affiliate!